GARY A. PUCKREIN

'The end of cancer is nigh.'

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National Minority Quality Forum, Exact Sciences Partner to Launch Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative

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‘A much-needed step’: The EPA creates a new environmental justice office

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‘Cancer alley': Where toxic air is about to get worse

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LEADERSHIP

Working collaboratively to advance equitable cancer care.

Gary A. Puckrein

National Minority Quality Forum
President & CEO

"I urge you to remember that Americans often grow impatient when they cannot see light at the end of the tunnel -when policies do not overnight usher in a new order. But politics is not magic." — President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966 "Similar to President John, what is important now is technology, and we can see the light in the tunnel. We can get better outcomes for equitable cancer care, for every person. We have the capabilities to provide everyone access to high-quality care, lower the risk for hospitalizations, and make it, so the system is there for you so that we manage cancer care."

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Kristen Hobbs

Center for Sustainable Health Care
Quality & Equity Director of Quality Improvement & Equity

"Advancing equitable care is important to me because we’ve been 'talking' about this work for decades; it’s time for action."

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Adjoa Kyerematen

National Minority Quality Forum
VP of Communications
& Public Affairs

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Lina Victoria Mata-McMurry

National Minority Quality Forum
VP of Clinical & Social Research & Development

We have all been affected by cancer in one way or another. Earlier cancer detection improves survival, clinical outcomes, and quality of life. Access to screening for earlier cancer detection needs to be available for everyone.

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Gretchen C. Wartman

National Minority Quaity Forum
VP for Policy

"The cracks we have in the system are not by accident. We must address policies to make effective and real CHANGE."

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Michael DeSalvo Solarte

Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality & Equity
Quality Improvement &
Equity Project Manager

"Access to medical care should not be a privilege, but a human right. A country with a fair system cannot allow these inequities to remain."

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Laura Lee Hall

Center for Sustainable Health Care
Quality and Equity
President

We are honored to be working with clinicians and community leaders nationwide to promote health equity at the local level.  Passionate champions are promoting vaccine access and acceptance, cancer screenings, and improved diabetes outcomes in underserved communities of color.

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Kevin Conroy

Exact Sciences
Chairman and CEO

“Our vision at Exact Sciences is to eradicate cancer and the suffering it causes through tests that detect cancer earlier – and we can’t do that alone. Through partnerships with organizations like NMQF, we are working to ensure all patients have access to cancer screening.”

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If we work together, we can cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years, and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer.

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LATEST NEWS

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Here is the latest in the movement towards equitable cancer care.

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News

|17 January 2023

Why is colorectal cancer rising and what does it mean for Black, Brown communities?

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|05 January 2023

National Minority Quality Forum and Exact Sciences’ Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative Leads Cancer Moonshot Initiative to Increase Cancer Screening in Flint

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|25 October 2022

NMQF’s Kristen Hobbs Joins Mary J. Blige, Cancer Survivors, Advocates at American Cancer Society Roundtable on Breast Cancer

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|01 November 2022

National Minority Quality Forum’s Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative Launches Website Exploring the Future of Multi-Cancer Early Detection & Equitable Cancer Care

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|19 October 2022

National Minority Quality Forum Launches Alliance for Representative Clinical Trials to Reduce Healthcare Disparities in Underserved Populations

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|18 October 2022

Trash From All Over the Country Winds Up in Uniontown

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News

|17 October 2022

Could a spike in cancer cases in the Flint area be linked to the water crisis?

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News

|05 October 2022

‘A much-needed step’: EPA creates a new environmental justice office

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News

|05 October 2022

Welcome to 'cancer alley,' where toxic air is about to get worse

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|04 October 2022

FACT SHEET: Private Sector Steps Up on Cancer Moonshot Call to Action on Cancer Screening

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15

CERVICAL CANCER

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Cervical Cancer: Treatment Advances

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7

LUNG CANCER

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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: What's New

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BLADDER CANCER

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Bladder Cancer: Treatment Updates

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Innovation

|09 November 2022

Early screening isn’t an option, it’s a matter of life or death.

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Video

|05 October 2022

Next Steps in Cancer Health Equity: Are You Ready to Engage the Medicaid Population?

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Video

|04 October 2022

Expert panel discusses cancer equity at NMQF Annual Leadership Summit

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Stories

|04 October 2022

COVID Diary: Cancer Support Community and Gilda's Club

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|04 October 2022

Champions for Total Health: Cancer and Vaccines

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CONTACT US

National Minority Quality Forum is a research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations and communities receive optimal health care. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization integrates data and expertise in support of initiatives to eliminate health disparities.

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